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Feb 17, 2013 10:30am PST
>> that was kind of my understanding, is our conditional use is conditioned on the formation and approval of the sud, but that's understood we can take that action and encourage the board of supervisors to establish the sud that would allow this to happen. and i remember that happening on quite a few projects. i can't bring them up line and verse, it's happened. perhaps zoning administrator sanchez can -- >> yes, recently in december with the adoption of the western soma plan, the item immediately after that was an approval of a project under the western soma plan. the western soma plan still hasn't been to the land use committee, but that would probably not become adopted and effective until april or may. and, so, the approval that this commission gave was contingent upon the successful adoption of those rezoning efforts. so, this is something that this commission has done numerous times. there are many, many examples of this. >> thank you. and finally, as to the approvals themselves that are before us, i think they seem to be fairly formulated for the project owner who would wa
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Feb 17, 2013 8:30am PST
for conditional use authorization. i believe commissioner moore is requesting that it be pulled off. >> [inaudible]. >> we'll place that first item under the regular calendar. moving on, commissioners, commissioners questions and matters, item 3, consideration of adoption draft minutes for january 31st, 2013. >> is there any public comment on the draft minutes? seeing none, commissioners? commissioner borden. >> approve draft minutes november -- excuse me, from january 31st. >> second. >> on the motion to adopt minutes for january 31st, commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner borden? >> aye. >> commissioner hillis? >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? he aye. >> and commission president fong? >> aye. >> so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 6 to 0 and places you under item 4, commission questions and comments. >> commissioner antonini. >> thank you. a couple of things, i've been hearing these reports in the news about an impending demolition of candlestick park. about a year from now, if in fact the 49ers are able to move into the s
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Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
that he could not be here today. in order for the proposed formula retail use to be approved, the commission must grant conditional authorization allowing the formula retail use within this umu zoning district. the department believes that it is a necessary or desirable project because it will not affect the concentration of formula retail uses existing within the contiguous umu zoning district because it is replacing an existing formula retail use. because the project will improve the pedestrian experience along bryant street, and because the project is consistent with the planning code and showplace square, potrero area plan, and the general plan overall. therefore, the department recommends approval of the project with the inclusion of the following conditions in addition to those included in the draft motion, and this is what's listed on the handout that we presented. new condition number 1 would be planning department staff shall continue to work with the project sponsor on the design of both the bryant street facade and the facade facing the parking lot to assure harmonious
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Feb 16, 2013 9:30pm PST
they understand what their use is that will drive the kind of repair they want to make. changes and use also triggers seismic code. it could kick a cost into a need. additionally there's some piers that the seismic work may not be done that maybe triggered by code >> i guess i was getting more into the weeds in terms of when we start a project is there too months to get a sense or is it two or 3 months to get an idea of when we sort of figure out when this will be. >> almost any structure is going to trigger seismic but it is going to be a certain weight and then how much of seismic is going to be triggered and what does that mean and what does that cost. that third step is the hardest it happened with pier one. almost invariable when we change use we have changes but the codes may not have been met. it's very if i but we want to know if that's going to be triggered or not >> do we get 6 months to a year to start figuring out the allocations that's what i want to know how far in advance will we need to make the adjustment. >> it is designed not to trigger seismic. >> so much really
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Feb 16, 2013 8:30pm PST
buildings we're in today or the vacant land. the other indicator we use is the annual revenues that has been hoover over 4 percent. the bigger story is we've got one account that repeals half of the out standing amount and once we're able to resolve that the delinquent rate will drop. now predictably we lost money in the industrial space storage facilities and parking lot this was due to the america's cup project as well as the displacement where the crews ship term is being built. we need the city to rehe bureaus us dues to some complications has not generated revenue for us however, we're expecting a revenue reimburse time. a lot of those costs have been offset by parking lot meter funds >> good afternoon commissioner this is marilyn i'm from the medical examiner division financial analysts. on the maritime does the revenue is up by 21.4 percent. and it's from two sectors cargo. and by construction projects. and a one time shift from payment from the economy and taxes increase. on ship repair activity is up assault of drudging the basin completed in 2011 it allows bigger ships to
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Feb 17, 2013 2:00pm PST
program was announced in the tjpa filed an application to pursue funding that would allow us to include that construction in phase one. and it was based on that pending application that in june of 2009, the tjpa board authorized us to direct pelly clark pelly as they moved into the development phase to assume that the rail levels would be constructed in the first phase in preparing the design development documents. and in january of 2010, we were notified of the award of 400 million under the program to allow us to construct the rail levels in phase one and it was a significant benefit to the program to allow us to mid gate both the risks of phase one, and face two construction of the transit center. to provide a rail-ready transit center to improve the ground floor design of the transit center by providing program space below grade where we could locate a number of utility and back of house programs freing up the ground level to more publicly, public programs and retail programs. and it also by funding the first phase of construction, allowed it more time for the land sale market in th
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00am PST
. that's not what's before us. but this project allows that as a realistic possibility. and one of my oppositions or my questioning of the central subway when it first came forward was ending the subway in chinatown. i know that was what was funded and that was what was analyzed and that's what it had to be. but i was really happy to hear even in those days that the extension of the tunnel was proposed to go into north beach and that's, you know, makes a lot of sense. and i've heard that it can be done. the other issue that's been brought up is the height of the new structure which is exactly the same as the height of the existing structure. if you're happy with the height of the existing structure, then i don't really know why someone would object to the very same building at the same height and whether we have to go through the same mechanics again to approve the same thing. and that's maybe one reason why it takes so long to do anything in san francisco, because we like to do it 10 times before we approve it. but it makes sense you're building essentially the same thing. so, it doe
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Feb 17, 2013 11:30am PST
read as different buildings as you move north and south along owens street. * so, you have a use of colors, a use of different materials, some being more glassy, some being a more punched dynamic. and with that you get a sense, even though there is a pattern to the site, they each have their own character ask identity. and i'll just take you around as we rotate around the building site south. that was the east. this is now the southeast looking up from one of the park locations across the street just south of the medical center. * rotating around to the southwest from 2 80. around to the west elevation. we're showing the freeway transparent here. freeway actually isn't. all the things below that will be hidden from view, but we know there had been discussion in the past the fact that might change. we've been equally thoughtful about the west elevation that would have a good he is theyth if i can that were to ever occur. and then at the northwest corner coming in along 16th street. and finally the northeast vantage. i kept it brief because i know you have a complete package. i want t
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Feb 16, 2013 4:30pm PST
whatever is good much local power's presentation that we are trying to use that to implement that we are not flow throwing down the launch of program and this is key for all of my commissioners and not slowing down the program we need to get this program lamped and up and running as quickly as possible and if there are things that can be utilized in his presentation great but if not we should continue to move forward and there is item a on the agenda and there is a presentation on that are you still doing that presentation or is that being moofgd to another date? because i have some comment on the not to exceeds from administrator finns presentation. >> and so for my understanding it was there for discussion, we plan to go back and give more information and have the commission vote on -- are you giving a presentation on it though. >> no, okay now i'll give you some quick comments i'm. . the not to exceed rate staff currently has the recovery of the $13.5 million that is being set aside as the start-up funds that money can actuallily be looked at in two different waysphosis not requir
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
liberty and justice for all >> please advise that the ringing of and use of pagers and cell phones are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised the chair may order the person to be roechd from this meeting for using those advised. the public has up to 3 minutes on each agenda item. >> good afternoon, members of the public thank you for joining us today, i have a short report. the first is to mention publically that the fish man's chapel is going to be open to the public an select days at select times on monldz and friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. historically it's been by appointment only it's meant to be a transcribe button to the fishermen who have been lost at sea and to the pedicab who have contributed to our place. we get a lot of out of town visits and by pure open hours it will be open to the public expect on mondays and fridays for holidays. the chapel is looking for volunteers so if you are wanting to volunteer please let us know. also speaking of fish man's waver our women jackie douglas has been inducted into the hall of fame. and to be a candidate for induction
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Feb 17, 2013 9:30am PST
powell street , request for zoning text amendment, height reclassification and conditional use authorization. * >> good afternoon, president fong, members of the commission, director lam, administrator sanchez. my name is ed reiskin. i'm the director of transportation here in san francisco. i'm happy to be here and grateful for the opportunity to present on this item. for the past two months san francisco mta has been working closely with the community under the leadership of mayor lee and board president and district 3 supervisor david chiu to address some community concerns that have been raised about the central subway project as it relates to the north beach neighborhood. i want to thank the mayor and supervisor chiu for their leadership in this. the supervisor may be joining later, but i want to acknowledge justin true from his office who is here to answer any questions you might have. the item before you today, upon approval, will enable this project to move forward in a way that addresses the community concerns, but also allows the project which will serve the larger san
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Feb 17, 2013 7:30am PST
it -- to say that because it took us two years to get to this point, it obviously wasn't willful because it was complicated. the law says you have a certain period of time to produce documents or explain why you are withholding them. period. it doesn't say oh, well you got a couple of years to sort of toss it around and decide whether you are going to hear it or not and decide when you are going to hear and t and whenever. that is why i said it's a sipian task ppushing that rock up a hill and know your rights under the sunshine ordinance to actually follow them and it's self-serving to say seas to complicated in our mind it took us two years to reach this point, that you can't say it was willful. and the reason i saw that i requests in customer service in the private sector for a number of years and if a customer came and had a complaint, you could do one of two things. you could simply ignore them or say let's actually have a conversation and talk. let's see if question figure out what the problem is, and come to a resolution that both of us can live with. and what i had experie
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Feb 17, 2013 1:30pm PST
. all floors are done, secondly i want to acknowledge and thank the carpenters for highlighting us in the january edition of the magazine. they have a really nice article in there about the transbay project and the importance of labor in their continued support to our project over many years, thank you very much for acknowledging us and the magazine. and in addition, board members, i did sign out a letter from anvill builders as you may recall. it is a company that we awarded a contract to in november of last year for 9, 250,000, million, and they sent a letter thanking us for all of the work that we are doing regarding minority owned business and i want to thank everyone because we are doing a good job in that area. in addition, i wanted to report that last saturday, there was a very tragic incident that occurred on third street where a bicyclist was killed in a collision with a cement truck. and i know that our chair person kim has been very concerned about traffic and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists which is busy in that area understandable because we have a lot of events and
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
like to bring to everyone's attention that this year is also a very important year for us in san francisco unified school district. as our early education department is celebrating its 70th anniversary. and this is incredible on a number of fronts, where we see school districts across the country that are doing away with the early childhood programs in san francisco, we have continued to invest and we see it in early in the childhood program. if you think back we are in the throws of world war ii and parents were off to factories to fight in the war and this community made a commitment to the youngest citizens that they would be safe while everyone threw themselves into the war effort. we have evolved into one of the finest education programs not only in california but in the nations. i would like to congratulate, everyone administrators and everyone that has been involved in the 70 years of the unified san francisco school district. congratulations [ applause ] . >> and lastly, i would also like to on behalf of all of the students in the community in san francisco, extend my hea
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Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
experience and it will be -- i think it will be useful for all of us to see you think the contemporary word is "benchmark." but have an opportunity to reflect on that, not in the context of any particular case, but in a general way. >> i agree. i agree. we need to look at all of our investigations and all of your work and see where we can improve and i think seeing what has been done in l.a. and a comparison is going to be a useful discussion. i hope that we will have significant public participation. anything else? >> public comment? >> public comment on agenda item no. ix. >> david pilpel. i will remind the commission self years ago we had attached to the executive director's report a six-month forward calendar of topics and hearings that sort of withered away after a while. i think that would be helpful to list those things that we know or intend to have happen in the next few months, and those things that haven't yet been scheduled, but are intended to happen. there are some things that are on an annual schedule and other things, as-needed. i would really encourage you to develop t
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Feb 17, 2013 12:30pm PST
down because it's affecting the small businesses of san francisco and that's what the formula use business legislation was in there before -- was signed up for. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, i own center hardware. center hardware has been in business -- >> excuse me, sir, if you can state your name for the record. >>> i'm sorry, my name is keith gantner and i own center hardwarement center hardware the earliest records i have are from about 1880. so, we've been around a long time. i haven't been there quite that long. i did a little homework. i went on orchard supply's website and i went to their career page and i pulled up over 300 job openings at this time. 44 of those 300 were for corporate people, people are going to work in their san jose, in their main office, accountants, actuarial people, what have you. 19 of them was for sales lead full-time positions, full time 30 hours plus. all the rest were 29 hours or less, part-time, temporary or part time or temporary positions every, every job opportunity was a part-time or temporary opportun
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Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
will use it as a mark for where you are. that is what i want to avoid. >> commissioner antonini. >> i'm certainly open to suggestion as to toning down the intensity of particular signage with relation to color, although i don't know we necessarily have to be to the point where we're dictating certain colors are not acceptable in certain areas. i would be very happy to see that applied to some commercial and residential areas where some houses are painted color that's that are really eyesores and, you know, unfortunately we can't do much about that and that's even more of an eyesore than a sign that's a little bit too intense a color of blue. but i think this is a good project. as has been pointed out, i'm in favor of putting language in our approval that would allow staff to work with the entity to make sure that the sign is -- intensity of the colors is not overly disturbing to the area. however, i think this is a no-brainer as far as approval. there is only one other financial institution in the area as been pointed out. and often what happened over the years, industrial areas
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Feb 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
certainly always use for hope advocating for that and to that end we are advocating very hard. to your point also not being able to get on with the maritime. oftentimes it's the peapron. whether it's a public works project we are building those and we know there's demand. to that end i want to deliver the point that pier 17 was rebuilt and now the south side of 15 so those will be coming online >> obviously we're trying to figure out the next step. it sound we've got some new issues and i would ask that it's going to be sort of your new forecast. do you think when you come back next time are you going to have the rate of the issues of financing are we going to find ourselves with double financing issues >> i think we've got everything studied and we've got a rapid - we've got a very good handle on our port out lines including the yellow and red tags. the red tags could collapse we're going to increase our inspections. we would retag them and move on them to get the full facilities assessed. we're going to go back and look at those every 6 months or so and is if there's any imminen
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Feb 16, 2013 11:30pm PST
committee last year, last year, end of june, there was a consideration for using some of those funding from the state budget reserve for education as well for dealing with cuts in education. so that we had a vote early this year some of us on the board who had actually considered this funding to be appropriate for that. so, i would like to support this and would like to motion that we accept the budget analyst recommendations and move to the full board with recommendation. >> okay, we have a motion to accept the amendments proposed by the budget and legislative analyst. we can do that without opposition. and a motion to send the item number 6 as amended forward with recommendation to the full board and we can do that without opposition. all right, mr. clerk, can you please call item number 7? >> item number 7, resolution authorizing the general manager of the public utilities commission to execute a 20-year lease, for $52,324 annually with an annual increase of 4 percent, with los altos hotel associates, llc, for approximately 47,916 square feet of land known as bay division pi
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Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
working on this for a while and this budget allows us to do that. in the final planning we are looking at roughly two new positions, one would basically continue to work on puc projects but essentially it is a shift from the current position that is a puc position working in the department to a department employee who works on puc projects and funded by the puc and second a transportation planner that took not just on sequa but on longer range policy issues. >> and we are proposing two and a half positions next year bumping up to three in the following year for an it program, or to help on communications and the training and professional development coordinator. so those are the kind of major changes if you will. if you recall, the supplemental budget that you approved allows for ten new positions that will, or being introduced to the board next week, i believe. and that combined with this, budget, would allow for an increase in 18 fte in the department. it takes us to about 175, or 176 positions that is a lot of staff, it is in terms of the new revenue that is coming in with the new appl
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Feb 17, 2013 4:30am PST
be everywhere at the same time. >> we will have several speakers that will provide us with information about the state of the world in this particular area and what we are doing to address the problem. we have representatives from the police department, district attorney office, and from the mta. we did, anticipate that the ctia, wireless association would be able to attend unfortunately at the last minute there was an aunavoidable conflict and not able to be here today. i do know that both the police department and the da's office continued to work very closely with wireless carriers to coordinate and to see what we can do to make these targets or to make these phones and these tablets less appealing targets and i know that there has been a lot of talk about bricking, and finding ways for the phones to actually just be killed remotely. so that they don't have any value. i am sure that we will hear about that today. so colleagues, if there is no introduction comments, mr. chairman? >> thank you, supervisor weiner. i want to add a couple of points and i want to thank you for
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Feb 17, 2013 1:00am PST
hectic for us and we do want to get right to the permits because we have a long agendaedthv we just wanted to update you quickly. [speaker not understood] the piece of the legislation. i spoke previously about a piece of legislation introduced last year by supervisor chiu regarding polk street and the creation of the new alcohol use district. and, so, there's been a lot of conversation. there was a meeting at the small business commission and at committee level. i attended a meeting today in supervisor chiu's office to mike changes and amendments to that. so, it continues to morph in different ways and we'll keep the commission updated. i still do have a request in to amy chin from the supervisor's office to address you and i guess they feel it's in a place where it may move ahead. there's just a lot of changes to it so it's still happening. we will have a chance to weigh in on that. i wanted to remind the commission, i'm not sure if i told you this or not before. for sometime in over -- pretty much all through 2010, we were -- the commission was addressing the public safety committ
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
educators and you can call us and we will give you the address of where to send your donations. we look forward to saying you next wednesday at saint mary's cathedral. [ applause ] >> school is still in session. mrs. virginia marshal. to the board members, proper protocol has been established, thank you, thank you, and thank you thank you thank you for being so supportive of the san francisco alliance of black school educators my name is brenda jackson and i am the chair person of the musical and this year we added on step contests. i was told that i was only given two minutes i will yield, i will yield the floor to mr. matthew garrett, who will come up and present his original poem to the board of education. and if you on february 23rd at thurgood marshal high school from grades k-12, please come out and support us. matthew? >> matthew one second. >> miss wilson i would like to give the student of not having a time limit, so if we can make sure that the timer does not interrupt him. >> my name is matthew garrett and i would like to say thank you for the board of education for letting m
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Feb 17, 2013 12:00am PST
, within that can you tell us a little bit more about what, what those line items are underneath that that contribute greatly to those numbers? >> sure. i think i'll answer that in the next two slides. and if i don't get it, then we can talk a little bit more about it. >> got it. >> so, the next slide just provides a high level of our revenue picture. so, in our -- in the assumptions that i've made in our budget deficit projection, we're assuming we will want to have a state reserve so that costs us money those years. we assume that some of the one-time sources that we may have used to balance the budget last year are not available and then we have revenue growth in the general fund. and i have assumed that there will be about $50 million of revenue growth and -- in the first year and 128 million in the second year. on the expenditure side, what you can see is that our costs are growing largely because of personnel related costs. so, this is slide 9. the first line, so, $8.8 million of costs greater than what we -- what you adopted in the budget last year. but recall that the budget w
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Feb 17, 2013 3:00am PST
ahead. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. thank you for joining us today. you are applying for commission seat number 7, right? >>> correct. >> thank you. ms. matsuda, can you talk to me a little bit about the work that you've done and even your future plans or goals in your understanding of cultural traditions of san francisco and how these rich san francisco cultural traditions can be reflected in your work as a commissioner? >>> so, i was appointed by mayor newsome to serve as one of the first of the 7 commissioners for the historic preservation commission. and for the first two years of our commission we spent a lot of time actually formulating articles 10 and 11. so, it hasn't been until very recently that we have been able to get into actual discussion of various communities and various landmarks that have become -- that have come before us. and what we would like to do in the future is to continue our work in recognizing landmarks that have not traditionally been recognized or looking at communities that have been under served, and to find other ways, not on
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Feb 17, 2013 2:30pm PST
obligated to use as well as the rva team has come into existence, why? why do they continue to evolve? that is simple. they keep current. and we all know that we have ages around the world who we pay the tax dollars for to collect information. >> protective design strategies are enhanced and we need to learn from lessons, what structural engineers and what architects have done on projects to make them safer? you heard him say that in 08 and 09 we were in a conceptual phase and into a schemeatic phase in 2009 and ten. and as the design has emerged so has the information and intelligence and opportunity for the building and protective design standpoint. there are many other guidelines other than the ones that i mentioned, which get updated almost every year and i listed some of them there, and the building infrastructure and the criteria for creation of buildings without counter terrorism and federal management documents 426 and 452, these are like the tax code, but if you read them and you are obligated to, they outline the process that is used to do an rvi assessment and then the last one i
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Feb 17, 2013 3:30pm PST
our property sales. and so, if you can allow us to juflt finish we are almost done. and we will answer and at the next board member i will certainly bring all of the things to you that the directors asked for. >> thank you. >> i want to make a clarification. i am not interested in the third party oversight on the safety measures. i am interested in someone who can make recommendations to the board as possible ways to reduce the $502.6 million yet to spend on the project. >> okay. >> and actually want one more clarification that i pour got to make. >> it could be that we could also save the security end as well and you probably have already looked into it. >> we have. >> just another question. i just know that initially. we will be running ac transit and golden gate and etc.. and then down the line, we will have dtx and down the line we will have high speed rail and so i know the numbers that were put before the board were kind of what we expect the maximum usage to be. but i am not sure that if the cameras could be phased over time.. >> we certainly are going to... we have phased out e
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Feb 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
five years ago the card that you will use in the hotel room is insignificant for the center of the significance, it is the emerging technology and we made some improvement in the intrusion detection and does require light and so as the camera evolved and so did the lighting scheme with it. we are getting near the end of my list and thank you for being patient i want to do it confidently for you. >> there were many systems in a building, the tradition has been for the systems to be individual. and one of the things that the director changered with the team with was looking toward a future where the technology is designed in the building would represent state of the art when the building opened. >> and in order to accomplish that, the industry is pointed in the direction of providing hardware and software to colese these systems instead of looking at ten monitors you look at fewer and the information is collected and put through a policy engine, that is a decision-making engine that informed by people and actionable information is placed to people who under crisis may not think as cl
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Feb 17, 2013 3:30am PST
, important for us to hear a vision. i am curious to know if there is anything that you could add to your statement as to how you heard about this vacancy and why you're applying. >>> i was here, i think it was october, and i gave a very similar testimony. and i don't remember, someone told me about it and said, you should go down and apply. we were talking last year sometime. and i was here in november when you had a meeting here then. i'm sorry, your second question? >> the second question is -- >>> what more could i do to help veterans? well, when i was at [speaker not understood] community center and putting people to work in the construction apprenticeship program, i would work a lot with the state division apprenticeship standards which monitors what apprenticeship programs do in the state of california. one of the things they told me was they said why don't you just focus on the construction trades when there's over 400 apprenticeship programs in the state of california that's been approved and bonded by the state division of apprenticeship standards. i'm like my own boss. i h
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
establishment was in district six during a redistricting process, they swiped us away and so any way, i want to point out that we did write a letter of support, but i also want to point out that they did no out reach. so, if you are shaming everybody for not doing the out reach, it starts here too. when they posted it was not clear, if it was st francis hotel or if it was st francis hotel asking for a liquor license or a different entity, it was not until we get the packet for this meeting that we realized that it is actually an entity that has because they did not do the out reach to the community. and so we thought that it was the hotel opening up a bar, under its name. and in reality, it is a chain of bars that are opening up and they want to open up at this location. and we do agree with the conditions that are set out by the police department. but, again p the issue of out reach, i think that it should be pointed out that you know, these applicants need to do the community out reach so that everybody, and just assume that there is no organizations or no residents and all of that, well t
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
. departments may order from any of the technology store vendors using department funds that have been approved and the board of supervisors annual budgetary process and which is certified by the controller. oca started a process to develop a new competitive solicitation to award new contracts to replace these contracts prior to them when they expire on december 31st, 2013. given the estimated contract values, oc would -- oca would be returning to the board after that solicitation to request your approval for new contracts over 10 million. i would be glad to respond to questions. >> colleagues, any questions? actually, can i just ask, mr. jones, upping the cap $30 million, what are the additional tech expenses that you anticipate just on a bigger level that will come in? so, it looks like we may exceed the limit by march 2013. what are some examples that these large tech expenses that may be coming through the rest of the year? >> specifically on some of the allowances with you include, there are a number of ongoing large projects that were just started and the departments have not enc
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Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
remains. so, where we are today, in order to both issue the debt and also for us to issue the debt to refinance the garage debt, and also as a result of a number of recommendations that came from a controller's audit that was performed in 2011, we restructured all the leases. we developed a standard lease form that incorporates many of the recommendations from the controller's office and also other things that we needed to have in place in order to issue the debtorthat we wanted to have in place in order to issue the debt. so, we've been working through the different garages to get the new lease terms in place. you recently approved two leases for -- one for the [speaker not understood] garage and one for the 5th and mission garage. in some of these cases the existing nonprofit entities have decided to change their role and shift to a more advisory structure and that's what happened with ellis o'farrell at 5th and mission. in other cases such as the two that are before you today, the nonprofit has wished to remain in place and continue serving the function that i referenced. so, what
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Feb 17, 2013 2:30am PST
it's clear to everyone, is use the bucket man. >> right. >> and a bucket is not an amplified instrument. >> right. >> therefore, that person, even if he or she walked into our office and asked for a permit, we don't have one for performing on the street. and, in fact, jocelyn and crystal and raj, we all get calls and e-mails and walk into all [speaker not understood] street performers, walking in and asking if they can have a permit. and we let them know, please follow the law. don't block the sidewalk. don't disturb the peace. but we don't have a permit for you. my understanding is in the past there have been attempts to try to corral behavior or create some sort of registry or something, but from the perspective of the city attorney's office who can speak for themselves if they were here, but they expressed it is very difficult to write a regulation that captures all of the bad behavior and regulates it without affecting the first amendment. i mean, and we're not -- >> right. >> we're not immune to this either at city hall. there's plenty of free speech all the time, whethe
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Feb 17, 2013 7:00am PST
librarian used his office to withhold public records from me. he just basically didn't want it made apparent to the public that all the claims that they were making at library commission meetings had no basis. but $10 million that was claimed as a gift to the branch library improvement program was just that, nothing, but claim. and so when i went and i tried to get these documents, he held off for nine months and now we have mr. menat shaw and he comes to you and he wants to get documents about a complaint. following these complaints is kind of like a black box, you drop it in the top and whatever comes out, you are expected to live with. same goes with the office of citizen complaints of the police department. i had a city and police inspector lie to be about the existence of a document. he repeated that lie to a deputy city attorney, when i petitioned for the supervisor of records to make a ruling. told her that there was no document. and then three months later, oh, exemption. as mr. menat shaw says you have a certain number of days, a certain time limit to claim the exemption. i
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Feb 17, 2013 1:30am PST
. brava currently manages the theater and uses it for space for neighbors and organizations to meet. * community gatherings and festivals. brava is important to the city and to the neighborhood, and the city of san francisco has demonstrated its support with assistance from the general fund, mayor's office work force development and san francisco grants for the arts program. all the support has investing in physical renovation of the space [speaker not understood] which include youth programs that serve primarily low-income youth from different neighborhoods including the mission, the bayview and excelsior neighborhoods. the space supports availability of community groups, focuses on art [speaker not understood], and serves about 8,000 people per year. sfpd mission station supports [speaker not understood]. and now we'll hear from the applicant. >>> hi, my name is anastacia powers cuellar. i am the executive director for brava women and the arts and we own the theater center and we operate it. we have about 150 events a year. they are usually on the weekend from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. w
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Feb 17, 2013 2:00am PST
area. she doesn't have the letters now, but people said they would write letters for us. and we've been in business there 10 years already. it's not like we're opening a new business or trying to start something. she's been there for 10 years at dimples and eight years at pagoda. so, it's been an ongoing business and we have a good relationship with the other tenants and the neighbors. >> these two items, doing business or they're just coming into compliance, is that it? >> you might find this a lot around -- >> karaoke? >> tend to spiral out, japantown phase. you notice in the last few months. they also seem to be in a bit of outer mission side. >> that's true, karaoke places in general. >> not karaoke, permits in general. >> coming into compliance. okay, thank you. anything further, commissioner hyde? >> no. i mean, it does help that i know now that they've been in business for 10 years. >> any other commissioners? a motion? >> i motion to approve. >> we have a motion. do we have a eked >> second. >> is that with the amended condition included? >> amended condition? >> opening, c
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Feb 17, 2013 5:30am PST
is a district-wide improvement organization that addresses land use, and public safety concerns. currently there are over, could i have the overhead? >> currently there are over, overhead, please? somewhere? currently there are over 800 liquor licenses in san francisco. and i consider that an over concentration and adding and if you see all of these dots, this is downtown where they are going to have their store. recently our membership, i surveyed our membership and public safety was our top priority. and there are many reasons why the community feels that the license will not service the convenience of the community and the list is 22, reasons that have been given to you. and i just a brief list. and the community is saying enough is enough. you know, when could i have the overhead? >> when walgreens posted back in march of 2012, they notified the community that they were going to have a liquor license at 135 powell. the reality is not just there but also 149 powell because they are taking over lories. the neighbors did not know that there was going to be a super store at the
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Feb 16, 2013 10:30pm PST
approve this and let us do things the way we've been doing doing them. we really do know best. thank you so much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >>> good morning, supervisors. my name is nancy, i'm the vice president of marketing for sun dance cinemas where we own and operate theater at 18 [speaker not understood]. when we took over the theater in 2006 we spent several million dollars on the remodel and i'm proud to say we're a very successful destination and part of the japantown fabric. i'm here today to state my support for the current management of the japantown garages. our patrons utilize a very large percentage of the parking in the two lots. when we first took ore the location, we met with community leaders in japantown and fillmore and we learned about all of the great events that took place * historically at our theater, including the cherry blossom festival, [speaker not understood] spirit awards, annual day of remembrance you just mentioned, the asian film festival, san francisco international film festival. all of these events, it's very important to us that o
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Feb 17, 2013 4:00am PST
national parks conservancy, and the national park service. so, this allowed us to not only put on a great sell braaetionverctiontion, but to also fundamentally change the experience that the 10 million visitors a year who come to the golden gate bridge have. if you've been out there, we've built a 3500 square foot pavilion. it's a visitors pavilion and welcoming center. there are interpretive panels and photographs and videos that you can see there and merchandise that tell you a lot about the golden gate bridge. and we have some artifacts in that pavilion that have never been seen before by the public. so people now can actually get a sense of their rich history of the golden gate bridge and how it was built and the men and women in labor who built that bridge. and, so, it's really fantastic. we also improve the outdoor plaza area so there's more open space. we improve the pedestrian and bicycle path. so, really it's a much more pleasant place to visit now so we're really, really proud of that. on the fiscal side of things at the district, it has been a difficult time, as with any
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00am PST
for mta. >> lastly we have a team of plain cloths officers. we try to use them in the most clandestined effort to deal with the individuals engaged in the crimes. they have been an incredible resource, not only for addressing issues of crime upon muni, but the crime throughout the city, and that they have such a level of engagement with the repeat offenders. they are often able times to identify a suspect based upon a video footage and otherwise very quickly. and that is also a team that is funded by fema and a tsa grant and going back, the dog units are also funded through tsa as well. >> specifically, some of the target enforcement operations that we do, obviously with the issue of robberies, and the team of officers assigned to muni. regularly, interact with the diblgt station personnel. and in response to either areas that have had historically plagued by robberies or that we see changes or in creases in the robberies indicating that you may have a series or anything of that nature. and those officers are engaged in that. one of the things that we really want to do is i
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Feb 17, 2013 6:30am PST
dereliction of duty as far as i'm concerned and malfeesance of office. you say show us something to prove that and they are just silent. we went before the government general bond oversight committee and said the number here is not a valid number. and they asked some questions of the chief financial officer of the library and she admitted yes we don't have anything to back that up. at that point it was only $6 million and now it's $10 million and it went from $1.6 million in january of last year to over $10 million by the end of the year. and none of that was contemporaneous documents. it's all of them going back now and trying to justify all the lies that they have been telling to the public in the prior years. and i have also got a sunshine order against the city librarian for withholding -- primarily because he didn't want it exposed that he didn't have any idea whether those numbers were presented were valid. >> good afternoon commissioners i'm patrick -- here on my own time as a private citizen. first, i am going to ask mr. renne to recuse himself when you got to my item given the ar
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Feb 16, 2013 7:30pm PST
for us all. >> to learn more about the helen diller playground in dolores park, go to sfrecpark.org. >> the renovation of balboa park, the oldest in the city of san francisco, and now it is the newest part in the city of san francisco. through our partnership, and because of public investment from the two thousand eight fund, we are celebrating a renewal and an awakening of this park. we have it safer, happier, more joyous. >> 3, 2, 1, [laughter] =--[applause] >> it is a great resource for families, to have fun in the city, recreation. >> this is an amazing park. we have not revitalized it without public and private investment. the critical piece of the process of this renovation was that it was all about the community. we reached out to everyone in this community. we love this park dearly and they all had thoughts and ideas and they wanted to bring their own creativity and their personality to bear on the design. what you see is what the community wanted. these ideas all came from the residents of this community. as a result, there is a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
was really a wonderful celebration and my thanks to the foundation for putting on, or helping us to put on such a wonderful event and also, just to on the giant's clean sweep. i just want to thank the mayers and the giants for including the students as part of the team and i think that this is going to be a fun activity for them this year and there is a lot of opportunities to both do the art projects and creative things around the clean up and litter but also to actually volunteer in their neighborhoods. so, thank you. to them. and vice president fewer? >> thank you. >> i just wanted to congratulate the san francisco pta on another founder's day dinner and it is going to be this friday, and it is $50 a person and i believe miss parker are there seats still available? >> yes, there are. >> would you mind just going on the speaker and just letting folks now how they may be able to tend this event? >> yes, thanks, it is this friday, from 6 to 9 p.m., at patio espano. and we are happy to have anybody come, teachers, parents and community members and anybody that supports the pta and it
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